[ UK /ɛmfˈætɪk/ ]
[ US /ɛmˈfætɪk/ ]
  1. spoken with emphasis
    an emphatic word
  2. forceful and definite in expression or action
    the document contained a particularly emphatic guarantee of religious liberty
  3. sudden and strong
    an emphatic no
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How To Use emphatic In A Sentence

  • The flat fourth story is crowned by an emphatic cornice, above which is a tall mansard roof sheltering two more stories.
  • The telescreen was emphatically not for entertainment.
  • That would secure an emphatic victory and, inevitably, set tongues wagging once more. Times, Sunday Times
  • But why is conscious experience emphatically positive?
  • Typically, this part of the film is edited so unemphatically that it appears to place equal emphasis on the little boy's bed-wetting and the death of his mother.
  • Victor's authority is appealed to by those who deem the last twelve verses of S. Mark's Gospel spurious, it would of course be inferred that his evidence is hostile to the verses in question; whereas his evidence to their genuineness is the most emphatic and extraordinary on record. The Last Twelve Verses of the Gospel According to S. Mark Vindicated Against Recent Critical Objectors and Established
  • The introductory 11 verses end with 6 standard galliambics, setting off the two principle lines in the middle and their motifs as the most emphatic.
  • I cannot be emphatic enough in condemning these tohunga, for I have seen the result of their work.
  • The spicy fruit conserve known as mostarda (most emphatically not mustard) is eaten with meat and game.
  • The whole of the first act consists of one emphatic jeremiad by Cicero, about the desperate condition of Rome as it then was, its factiousness, its servility, -- a jeremiad which is continued at the end of the act, by the chorus, in rhymed stanzas. The Critics Versus Shakspere A Brief for the Defendant
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